Meet Dr. Wassink
I grew up in Montana where I spent my days camping, fishing and hiking around the vast, mountainous landscape. As long as I was outside and active, I was happy. After high school, I headed to California where I received my undergrad degree in Human Biology from Stanford University - at the time, I knew I wanted to be in the medical field, but I wasn't quite sure which part. Fortunately, in addition to my degree, I also acquired a wife during my time at Stanford. Whitney and I were both on the track team for several seasons, and let's just say it was love at first hurdle. After graduation, as I was scouring my brain (and the Internet) for a career path, Whitney suggested I look into the field of dentistry. As always, she was right. It turned out to be a great fit.
Whitney grew up in Kansas and, after several years away, she was starting to feel a little homesick - she wanted to live closer to her family. So, after graduation, the two of us headed down south (and a little to the east) where I enrolled in Dental School at the University of Oklahoma. To me, dentistry was the perfect balance of medical work and family life - and with big plans for a big family, family life was extremely important. Choosing dentistry gave me the opportunity to help people as well as raise my future children (no night shifts for this Doctor!).
Since starting with Custom Dental, I've had two sons, one daughter and a whole lot of new patients. I love that I'm able to help people alleviate their pain and enjoy a happy, healthy smile each and every day. However, I understand full well that not everyone feels comfortable at the dentist - in fact, I'm willing to bet that more than half of you would rather be anywhere else. To facilitate that, I've become certified in sedation dentistry
- a wonderful option that allows even the faintest of heart to get any level of dental work done without having to endure the procedure. No pain, ALL gain.
As much as I care about my patients, being a good dentist is second only to being a good dad. I love spending time with my kiddos, and while they're still a bit too young for hiking, we can always manage to have a good time at the neighborhood park. Whether it's my kids or my patients, I love making people smile - and I plan to be in the smile business for many years to come.